I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
People ask me if I could fly, I said, "yeah.... for a little while."
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
I never thought a role model should be negative.